Enjoy the best of the Far East on this luxurious rail journey!
Following an overnight stay in Bangkok, travel through Thailand, past the legendary River Kwai, and onwards to Malaysia aboard the opulent Eastern & Oriental Express carriages.
Arrive In Bangkok
Welcome to Bangkok! Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay and explore this fascinating city. Perhaps visit the iconic Wat Arun temple, with its towering spires and glazed porcelain façade. Or head to Chinatown Market for the city's best-tasting and reasonably priced cuisine. Or, for a more luxurious experience, once the sun goes down, visit one of the many rooftop bars for spectacular drinks and 360-degree views of the glittering skyline. (Overnight in Bangkok)
Onboard Eastern & Oriental Express
After breakfast in your hotel this morning, enjoy more of Bangkok's sights before being transferred to Hualamphong Station to begin your journey on the Eastern & Oriental Express. After being welcomed aboard the gold and green-liveried carriages, settle into your compartment. Dinner is served as the train leaves the city behind and travels into the Thai countryside of rice fields and villages. After a delicious meal, retire to your compartment, now transformed into a comfortable bedroom by your personal steward. (Overnight on Eastern & Oriental Express)
Guided Cruise Along River Kwai
Early risers will catch the excitement of the train making its way along the trestle viaduct from Wang Po. Later, the train arrives at River Kwai Bridge Station, where you will disembark for a river cruise on board a local raft. During the cruise, a local historian provides a brief overview of the history of the Thailand-Burma railway and the bridge. Disembark for a visit to the Thailand Burma Railway Centre and, for those who wish, the Don Rak War Cemetery. Re-join the train for lunch and a relaxing afternoon followed by dinner and a further night on board. (Overnight on the Eastern & Oriental Express)
Tour Of Ubudiah Mosque Kuala Kangsar
Enjoy breakfast in your cabin as the train enters Malaysia and journeys through the picturesque landscape. Lunch is served before arriving in Kuala Kangsar for your guided tour of this fascinating royal town. You'll visit the Ubudiah Mosque, the Royal Museum of Perak, and the Sultan Shah Gallery. Afterward, return to the train, perhaps visiting the observation car before another spectacular dinner and a final night on board. (Overnight on the Eastern & Oriental Express)
Arrive In Singapore
Arrive in Singapore today and bid farewell to the train. Transfer from the station to your hotel for a two-night stay. Set out to explore this bustling, culturally diverse city, perhaps enjoying dinner at one of the fine restaurants the city is known for. (Overnight in Singapore)
Today, enjoy discovering Singapore at your leisure. We would love to help you include a half-day sightseeing tour with visits to the Padang, Cricket Club, Parliament House, and more if you would like. (Overnight in Singapore)
After a final breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, with an additional night in one of the included cities or a different city. I would love to help you.
You can also do this trip in the reverse order. Which is your preference? Let me know if you'd like to look into starting to plan this amazing vacation and take a ride on the Eastern & Oriental Express.